Special Education

Overview of Special Education Programs

Contacts:

Melanie Kray
Special Education Director mkray@swmetro.k12.mn.us
(952) 567-8117


Jennifer Worshek
Assistant Special Education Director jworshek@swmetro.k12.mn.us
(952) 567-8247


Jyoti Sinha
Special Education Coordinator
jsinha@swmetro.k12.mn.us
(952) 567-8239
Merri Miller
Special Education Coordinator
mmiller@swmetro.k12.mn.us
(952) 567-8030

SWMetro provides self-contained programs and services for students with low-incidence special education needs at three sites in Scott and Carver counties.



Autism Programs
Although staff in all of our programs have the training and skills to work effectively with students with autism, the following programs are specifically designed to address the needs of students on the autism spectrum.
 

RISE (Reaching Independence through Structured Environments)
River Valley Education Center and St. Boni Education Center
K-12


ASD Middle School
River Valley Education Center

Grades 5-8


ASD High School
Shakopee Town Square
Grades 9-12


Transitions
Shakopee Town Square
Ages 18-21



Developmental Cognitive/ Behavioral Programs

RISE 1 (Reaching Independence through Structured Environments)
River Valley Education Center and St. Boni Education Center
Grades K-12

PRIDE (Practicing and Reaching Individual Dreams Everyday)
River Valley Education Center
Grades 6-12

RISE 3 (Reaching Independence through Structured Environments)
Shakopee Town Square
Grades 9-12

Transitions
Shakopee Town Square
Ages 18-21


Emotional/ Behavioral Programs
                                                                                                                      

Stepping Stones
St. Boni Education Center and River Valley Education Center

Grades K-5


Ascent
River Valley Education Center

Grades 6-9


Oasis
401 Building
Grades 5-12

PRIDE (Preparing and Reaching Individual Dreams Everyday) 
River Valley Ed Center
Grades 9-12

Passages
401 Building, Chaska

Grades 9-12


Catalyst
SouthWest Metro High School, Mental HealthComponent
401 Building, Chaska
Grades 9-12

Transition Programs
Shakopee Town Square

Ages 18-21

PAES (Practical Assessment Exploration System) Lab
Shakopee Town Square
A Simulated work environment where students gain experience in a wide array of job opportunities.
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